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Dr. Antoanella Calame, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Antoanella Calame received her MD degree from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) after graduating Summa Cum Laude from California Lutheran University. She completed her residency in Dermatology at UCSD, followed by a Dermatopathology Fellowship at University of Texas, Southwestern (UTSW) in Dallas, Texas, where she trained with Dr. Clay Cockerell, one of the world leaders in the field of Dermatopathology. Dr. Calame is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology and holds over thirty active state licenses. She is the author of a book on Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV disease and has published numerous peer reviewed scientific papers. Dr. Calame is an invited speaker at local and national conferences every year. She has a special interest in melanoma and melanocytic lesions and is actively involved with the newest clinical and molecular techniques used in the diagnosis and prognosis of cutaneous melanoma. Dr. Calame is the founder and director of Compass Dermatopathology, Poway Dermatology, and the Dermatology Center of La Jolla. She practices Dermatopathology full time and spends a limited time seeing Dermatology patients. Dr. Calame teaches Dermatology and Dermatopathology to the UCSD and Navy Dermatology residents, as well as Dermatology and Pathology residents who come to rotate with her from all over the United States and the world. She has received the annual Excellence in Teaching Award from UTSW and UCSD four times. Dr. Calame’s interests outside of work include tennis, yoga, camping, and spending time with her family.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

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Hospital affiliations

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology (Dermatology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, San Diego, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, San Diego, Residency in Dermatology
  • University of Texas, Southwestern, Fellowship in Dermatopathology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association
  • Noah Worcester Dermatological Society
  • San Diego Dermatological Society
  • Women's Dermatologic Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1285817569

Office locations

Poway Dermatology

15725 Pomerado Rd, Suite 102

Poway, CA 92064

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The doctor I saw was quick and helpful, but it was a bit of a wait between first being taken back then seeing her.
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My Husband & I were able to get a last minute appointment and we are in love with this place! Mena did a full body screening and removed a growth on my eyelid--excellent work! Dr. Calame's excision was painless. Hubby gaveDr. Blake high marks for great care. A great team of caring professionals--Thank you!
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I loved her energy! It was my first visit today for my acne, so we'll see the results within couple of months but she was so helpful already! I tried so many dermatologists in the past and they were all afterthe money, just from seeing her once I can tell that Dr. Calame wants the best for her patients and she only cares about treating them! I'm so glad I found her and would highly recommend her! She's great! -Gozde G.
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Attention to detail, excellent patient concern
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First time I met her. She if FABULOUS! Very personable, she explained more about the subtle variances in my skin and definitely put my mind at ease. I HIGHLY recommend her.
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She was amazing and new exactly what was wrong and what I needed right away! I left feeling so relieved.
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She is amazing! So sweet and compassionate! Bringing my husband back to see her! Very professional office staff too!
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She was so sweet and personable. Lovely physician!
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She is a great and friendly Doctor. My son was so happy as we visit her.
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She is awesome and so sweet!
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excellent! really understood what was going on with me and gave me great tips, suggestions, and not to mention my goodie bag!
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Dr Calame was very thorough, explained all possibilities causing the problem. Suggested a plan.to resolve issues.
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Caring, patient, addressed all my needs and more. Best experience I've ever had with a doctor!
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